League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area President Zoe Behnke gives detailed insight into the woman's suffrage movement in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Zoe follows the movement from the 1910s through its passage while touching on myriad events, supporters, detractors that affected the movement in southeast Michigan. A detailed description for each part follows below:
Part 1: Why did Zoe begin examining woman's suffrage? How did suffrage clubs lead to the League of Women Voters? Partial and equal suffrage in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Why was 1912 important to woman's suffrage in Michigan?
Part 2: What support did the suffrage movement have from various groups and people in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and other towns in Washtenaw County? What role did The Grange play in Washtenaw County and throughout Michigan? What were the technical rules for, and their effect on, the Nov. 7, 1912 suffrage vote?
Part 3: Hull House founder Jane Addams' pre-vote speech in Ann Arbor. Biased local news coverage of this event and prominent British suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst's speech. Other methods used to fire up support prior to the vote. Fraud in 1912 election.
Part 4: Fraud in 1912 election continued. Preparation for April, 1913 election. Role of the liquor interest in the 1912 and 1913 elections. Which townships in Washtenaw County passed the ballot and what may have affected these results?
Part 5: Effect of Prohibition on suffrage in Michigan. Was there a shift in techniques used by the movement in Washtenaw County following the failed 1913 vote? Misperceptions of the movement in Washtenaw County. What is the legacy of the suffrage movement in Washtenaw County?